Team India ran through troubled waters in the T20 World Cup 2021 in United Arab Emirates. The Men in Blue failed to get off to a good start as they surrendered at the hands of Pakistan and New Zealand in the first two games of the Super-12 stage in Dubai.
Although they beat Afghanistan, Scotland and Namibia, they failed to make it to the semi-finals. Virat Kohli’s chapter as T20I captain came to an end after India’s last game against Namibia in the tournament. Apart from Kohli, Ravi Shastri’s stint also came to an end.
Following the marquee tournament, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) named Rohit Sharma as the new T20I captain of India. It is indeed a big decision by the Indian apex cricket body. BCCI also roped in Rahul Dravid as the chief coach of the Indian cricket team.
Lokesh Rahul has been appointed the vice-captain of the Indian team. The BCCI already announced the squad for the upcoming T20I series against New Zealand. In this listicle, let’s take a glimpse at India’s strongest playing XI for the T20I series. The T20I opener will take place at Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium on November 17, Wednesday.
1. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma is one of the best captains in the world. He has a proven track record in terms of captaincy. In Virat Kohli’s absence, Rohit Sharma took charge as interim captain for Asia Cup and Nidahas Trophy and India won both tournaments.
Rohit Sharma is also the most successful captain in the IPL. He has guided Mumbai Indians to five trophies. The BCCI named him as T20I captain. Rohit will be looking forward to starting his new journey on a good note. The upcoming Kiwis challenge won’t be that easy.